Rotenboden mountain station

Rotenboden station (2,815 m) is the starting point for a range of top-class alpine activities. In summer, visitors walk direct from here to the Riffelsee lake, whose still surface beautifully reflects the Matterhorn.

Description

Rotenboden is the gateway to a variety of rewarding adventures in the high mountains. In summer, mountaineers and mountain hikers, climbers and nature lovers all gather here. Mountaineers set off from this station on trips to the Gorner Glacier and the Monte Rosa hut. Plant enthusiasts find edelweiss and gentians. In winter, many visitors come to toboggan or walk down to Rotenboden, and end up spending the whole day on these sunny slopes.

All year

  • Photo subject: mountain panorama with Matterhorn

Summer

  • Hiking trails
  • Wealth of flora
  • Ibex nearby
  • Starting point for experienced climbers tackling the Riffelhorn (2,927 m)
  • Possible starting point for high-altitude tours (mountain guide recommended) in the Monte Rosa area (4,634 m)
  • Possible starting point for the hike (mountain guide recommended) to the Monte Rosa hut (2,883 m)
  • Photo subject: Riffelsee lake with reflection of the Matterhorn

Winter

  • Direct access to the ski pistes
  • Starting point of toboggan run
  • Winter hiking trails
  • Igloo village nearby

Reading
“Oberwallis Kletterführer/Climbing Guide”, by Eric Pointner and Egon Feller, published by the Swiss Alpine Club, Bern 2012. Bilingual German/English, ISBN 978-3-85902-310-9

“Alpine flowers around Zermatt”, by Hanspeter Steidle, published by edition punktuell, Herisau, 2009. Bilingual German/English, ISBN 978-3-905724-15-8

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